Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and Oris Watches unite forces once again for saving what is left of the coral reefs. Unfortunately, more than 90% of the world’s corals are already lost. What is left of it is in great danger. CRF, a Florida-based, nonprofit conservation organisation and Oris Watches organised a special event in Key Largo, Florida to launch the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition.
During the event, CRF founder Ken Nedimeyr said: “I’m very happy that we have been able to partner with Oris. Their experience of supporting ocean conservation projects means they understood immediately what we want to achieve and how important our mission is. I am convinced that having Oris as a partner will help us reach our goals and inspire more volunteers.”
Oris Chairman, Ulrich W. Herzog said at the event: “We at Oris are passionate about this unique project which proves that there is hope for the world’s coral and that we can all bring about change for the better. We are delighted to be able to use our watchmaking expertise to provide a practical and reliable tool for divers, and that it will make a contribution to the CRF in their work conserving the world’s precious coral.”
The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition is a magnificent diver watch. This timepiece is designed and produced in the spirit of the new Oris Aquis collection. The 43.5mm multipiece stainless steel case is beautiful. The combination of brushed and polished surfaces lovely.
The first striking element is the unidirectional rotating bezel. Slightly oversized and with excellent grip, the bezel features an insertion of polished black ceramic. To raise the contrast from good to beautiful, the minutes’ scale is white printed with orange indexes for the first 15 minutes.
The steel case back is embossed with Staghorn coral and engraved with the xxxx/2000 number. The watch is limited to only 2000 pieces. With the screw down case back and the screw-in security crown with crown protection and Oris logo, a water-resistance to 30bar or 300m is achieved.
The Staghorn piece is covered with a domed sapphire crystal treated with an anti-reflexive coating on both sides.
But the most striking and beautiful element is the dark blue dial. For hours’ indexes are used complex shaped three-dimensional applied indexes. These are filled with Super-LumiNova®, offering great visibility under low light.
Oris chose an interesting way to display the weekdays. An orange indicator shows the day using one of the seven apertures positioned on an inner circle, with corresponding day name abbreviation. The day makes an instantaneous jump at midnight. The date window with orange inked numbers is positioned at 6 o’clock and fits perfectly the colour theme.
The dial uses Nickel hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® inserts and an Orange central seconds hand with Super-LumiNova® ‘lollipop’ insert. The dial is very beautiful and reminds of the reason of its release – to save as much as possible from the coral reefs.
The watch is powered by the automatic movement Oris Cal. 735, based on Sellita SW 220-1. This movement uses 26 jewels and has 38 hours of power reserve using 4Hz balance wheel.
The 2,000 pieces limited series can be ordered with a black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick adjustment sliding-sledge folding clasp, or with a stainless-steel bracelet with brushed and polished links.
The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition comes in a presentation box with an insignia on the inside featuring the Staghorn coral. As a demonstration of their brand’s dedication to the environment, the box is made using environmentally friendly regenerative algae.
The watch is priced at CHF2,000 / €1,900 on a strap and CHF2,200 / €2,100 on a metal bracelet.
For more information please visit the Oris Watches Website.